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The Arab Spring and Egyptian Revolution Makers: Predictors of Participation

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By Mansoor Moaddel This paper juxtaposes two clusters of theories; political conflict, resource mobilization, organizational, and political opportunity theories, on the one hand, and mass society, structural-functional, and relative deprivation theories,…...
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Unleashing the Potential – the UK Open Data White Paper

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The British Government has just published Unleashing the Potential – the Open Data White Paper [PDF]. It is the culmination of a two-year programme to put transparency and participation at the centre of its strategy for public service reform.
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The Cost of Convenience: An Experiment Showing E-Mail Outreach Decreases Voter Registration

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Lower transaction costs have shifted voter registration activities online and away from traditional modes of outreach.


Downloading forms may impose higher transaction costs than traditional outreach for some people and thereby decrease electoral participation.

 

Reminders can ameliorate many of the negative effects of directing people to downloadable online registration forms.

 

Further Research by David W. Nickerson:

 

The Ineffectiveness of E-Vites to Democracy -

Field Experiments Testing the Role of E-Mail on Voter Turnout

 

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Political campaigns are just now learning how to put the Internet to best use. This article conducts seven field experiments containing 161,633 participants testing whether an e-mail campaign can be effective for voter registration and mobilization. No increase in registration or turnout was detected, and the conclusion drawn is that e-mail is not currently a cost-effective means of boosting rates of registration or increasing voter turnout.

 

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Participatory Politics - New Media and Youth Political Action

participatory politics - New Media and Youth Political Action

 

Content Overview:

 

Section 1 | Who is Online and What are They Doing?

 

Section 2 | How Commonly do Most Youth use Digital Media to Engage in Participatory Politics, and is it an
Important Dimension of Their Political Life?

 

Section 3 | What Factors Make Engagement in Participatory Politics More Likely?

 

Section 4 | Does New Media have the Potential to Facilitate an Equitable Distribution of Political Participation Among Young People from Different Racial and Ethnic Groups?

 

Section 5 | Do Participatory Politics Influence the Amount and Diversity of News and Information that Youth Encounter?

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